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Downtown Antique Fair

February 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 8 hour(s) with no end date

Come and find your collectibles and treasures at this monthly outdoor antique fair, held the second Sunday of each month, weather permitting. For information on sellers or selling, call 476-6940.

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Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga with Meghan + Michael Neeley, at Luma Yoga

February 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Experience a playful and connected yoga practice while you build intimacy through giving and receiving supportive touch, learning conscious communication skills, heart opening meditations, and Thai massage techniques. Home-made chocolate-covered strawberries will add extra sweetness to your afternoon date!   Sunday, February 14 3:00 - 5:00 pm $60 per couple All Levels Yoga Experience + Prenatal/Postpartum Couples Welcome   Register in advance HERE!

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Valentine’s Day Gala at Buttercup Cakes & Farmhouse Frosting

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Buttercup Cakes & Farmhouse Frosting Grand Opening Gala at their new location on 1411 Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz. Come see their new digs, enjoy some treats and drink some excellent wine! Entertainment and amusements include: Art by Mezza9 - www.facebook.com/artofmezza9 - www.beecombfreedom.com Goose's Goodies - www.goosesgoodies.com Wine provided by Bonny Doon Vineyard - www.bonnydoonvineyard.com The Rose Quartet - www.rosequartet.com Cloud 9 A Capella - www.cloud9acappella.tumblr.com 143 Photobooth - www.143photobooth.com Romantic Face Paint Art - www.brendasfacepainting.com To purchase tickets,…

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Love is Around the Corner, at Lupulo Craft Beer House

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Spend Valentine's Day at Lupulo! 6PM- Fowl Boyz Pop Up- Local Quail prepared a variety of ways including fried with waffles 7PM- The Dating Game. We are recruiting eligible bachelors and bachelorettes to participate in this fun and sometimes hilarious, no-pressure game show that dates back to the 1960s. Check our Facebook page for updates on how to sign up. Every game show needs an audience, so bring your friends and join in on the fun! 7:30PM Funk and Boogie…

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Gary Peacock “Now This” Trio, at the Kuumbwa Jazz

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Gary Peacock has faithfully provided elegant bass lines for the Keith Jarrett Trio since the early ’80s. But his Now This project–also the name of his latest ECM recording–pursues a distinctly different motif despite similar instrumentation. Featuring the spirited keyboard artistry of pianist Marc Copland and the animated, sensitive drumming of Joey Baron, Peacock’s trio navigates a more introspective, lyrical path of improvisation. Peacock’s distinguished career has been marked by many groundbreaking collaborations over the decades, among them Paul Bley,…

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Matisyahu at the Catalyst

February 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Matisyahu first made a name for himself with his album Live at Stubbs, and Youth quickly followed. Both albums subsequently went Gold and Youth was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. 2009's Light reached #1 on the Reggae Albums chart and stayed in the top spot for 34 weeks. His fourth studio album, Spark Seeker, also debuted at #1 on the Reggae chart, marked his relocation from Brooklyn to Los Angeles and found him working with Dr.…

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Downtown Tuesday

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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If it’s Tuesday, it must be DOWNTOWN! Downtown Tuesdays feature specials all day throughout Downtown – come relax and meet your friends in your Downtown. Click HERE for specials and special events throughout Downtown.

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Trivia Night: Geeks Who Drink, at Red Restaurant and Bar

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tuesdays at 8:00pm Red Restaurant and Lounge 200 Locust St. Santa Cruz For more info: www.geekswhodrink.com


Open Mic – Rosie McCann’s

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Open Mic Night Tuesdays in the Fireside lounge. Sign-ups 7:00, show begins at 8:00. We have begun a new promotion for Open Mic! Each person that buys a drink receives a ticket to vote for their favorite performer; the person with the most votes at the end of the night will win a prize! Contact rosieopenmicsc@yahoo.com

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PreSchool Storytime at Bookshop Santa Cruz

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Bookshop Santa Cruz invites any toddler or pre-school age children (with parental supervision) to listen to stories read by Mamoura Slike. Mamoura is a wonderful reader and she will be sharing fantastic books! Every Wednesday morning 10-11am


Santa Cruz Farmers Market

February 17 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 28, 2016

Our largest and oldest market is situated in the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz, one block off of Pacific Ave. In addition to a large variety of farm products, this market offers a great selection of local artisan foodstuffs, delicious baked goods, and lots of options for lunch and dinner. The market provides a large shaded cafe seating area, operates a supervised veggie valet program and live music is always present. Shopping at the Wednesday market is a wonderful way…

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Magickal Movies Wednesday, at Academy of Arcana

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wednesdays at 7:00pm we view a film and discuss its import as magickal lore. The film is free, so your generous donation at the snack bar supports this evening of visual imaginings and intelligent review. Wed, Jan. 20: The Princess Bride Wed, Jan. 27: The Dark Crystal Wed, Feb. 3: Legend Wed, Feb. 10: Stardust Wed, Feb. 17: The Neverending Story      

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Jazz with the Alex Raymond Band

February 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every Wednesday night from 8-10pm enjoy the Alex Raymond Band.


Trivia Night – 99 Bottles

February 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every Wednesday at 8pm. Put a team together! The only quiz where drinking is encouraged.  


Munching with Mozart

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Munching with Mozart and Friends is a free monthly noontime concert series at the Downtown Branch. Join us at 12:10 on the third Thursday of every month to hear local musicians play your favorite classical pieces. Munching With Mozart and Friends is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Santa Cruz County Branch of the Music Teachers’ Association of California.

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Esther Ehrlich, Nest, at Bookshop Santa Cruz

February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

With starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Kirkus, Nest is a heartfelt and unforgettable middle-grade novel about the healing power of love and friendship. In On Cape Cod in 1972, eleven-year-old Naomi “Chirp” Orenstein, nicknamed for her love of birds, struggles to cope with her mother's multiple sclerosis and its effect on her psychiatrist father and sister. When Chirp’s mom, a dancer, begins to develop symptoms of the serious disease, everything changes. Chirp seeks comfort by watching…

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Banda Magda at the Kuumbwa Jazz

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Founded by Greek singer Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda effortlessly moves from samba to French chanson, Greek folk music to Colombian cumbia and many points in between. The band bursts with energy and humor, accompanying cinematic arrangements of their global musicality. Their colorful first album, Amour, t’es là?, topped many year-end best-of lists and their new album Yerakina is poised for similar success. Co-produced by Michael League (Snarky Puppy) and Fab Dupont (Shakira, Jennifer Lopez) the album is a festive affair…

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Free Comedy Night – Blue Lagoon

February 18 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Come on down to the Blue Lagoon as they host free comedy shows every Thursday night. Each night showcases up to fifteen stand up comics, featuring everything from new talent to touring comics that have been on America's Got Talent, Last Comic Standing and Live at Gotham. For more information, go to StandUpSantaCruz.com


Trivia Night – Woodstock’s Pizza

February 18 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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All ages are welcome to come sign up with teams of 2 – 6 people starting at 8:30pm. Trivia starts at 9pm and consists of 4 rounds eachs. Check out our Facebook page for current week's Theme Round and various local sponsors and prizes.


80’s Night at the Blue Lagoon

February 18 @ 10:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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Spinning the 80’s hits all night - DJ Tripp. No cover. 21 & Over. Every Thursday

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3rd Friday: Lightning Talks on Mystery, at the MAH

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Get to the bottom of new and classic Santa Cruz mysteries in this night of fast and visual Lightning Talks. Lightning Talks are a series of fast and visual presentations from local Santa Cruz experts. Each event has a different theme. Each speaker presents for a maximum of five minutes. You’ll leave fascinated and inspired by diverse topics from neighbors right here in our county. Enjoy the music of Akindole Bankole accompanied by Rabbi Eli Cohen from 6-6:30 pm and…

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Santa Cruz Warriors vs Rio Grande Valley Vipers

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Santa Cruz Warriors play the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. More information HERE.

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AZA’s 15th Anniversary Concert, at the Kuumbwa Jazz

February 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

15 years ago, two Moroccan musicians, Fattah Abbou and Mohamed Aoualou, decided to bring the soul of North African music to the West Coast.  Here in Santa Cruz, they were both adopted by the community. They were joined by other musicians, each with their own unique musical background, and they created AZA. The band has performed locally, nationally, and internationally. With their unique sound and a style that defies categorization, they add to the diversity and richness of the music world.  During this performance, AZA’s music…

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What is Erotic? 2016: Nothing to Hide, at the 418 Project

February 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Daily until February 20, 2016

The sexy, naughty variety show, featuring burlesque, lap dance, original song and spoken word, is about to be infiltrated by CLITORIS–Citizens Legitimately Incensed Towards Obscenity, Ribaldry, Indecency and S-E-X.  In a kinky culture clash of passions and personalities, backstage rivalries, lusts and love affairs are revealed as WIE’s sensual and seductive performances unfold onstage. A spicy romp that will leave you hot and bothered, What Is Erotic? highlights original performance works inspired by actors’ own desires and answers to one…


Free Basic Maintenance Class at Spokesman Bicycles

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Learn tips and tricks to keep your bike happy! What to tighten, lube, and adjust will all be covered and you are welcome to ask any questions you like. This free class is offered the third Saturday of each month at 10am. Sign up for this free class HERE

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Lesbian Happy Hour at Tampico Lounge

February 20 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Lesbian Happy Hour at Tampico Lounge, Saturdays, 3:30 -6:30 pm

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Santa Cruz Derby Girls 2016 Season Opener: Double Header, at the Civic Auditorium

February 20 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We're kicking off the 2016 season with a Derby Double Header! First, a home team match-up from our talented junior league, the Santa Cruz Derby Groms, will pit the sweet-but-deadly Sugar Skulls against the bone-shaking Bumper Scars. Then, reigning adult home team champions the Steamer Janes will take on underdog challengers Organic Panic. It's surfer-cool blue versus biohazard green—wear your favorite team's colors and don't miss the opening battle for the 2016 Home Team Trophy! Tickets range from $16-32 and…


Student Showcase at El Palomar Ballroom

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come watch the Palomar Ballroom students and teachers showcase what they have been practicing.  All styles (Rhythm, Smooth, Nightclub, Ballroom, Latin) and levels (Bronze, Silver, Gold) will be performed, both Pro-Am and Amateur couples, solos, group routine classes, and freestyles. Emcee Rod Caborn will be hosting the event. Enjoy social dancing and refreshments too. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch some great dancing!  Saturday, February 20th, 7-10pm Pre-register here and save! $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

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Club Kuumbwa – Kendra McKinley // Battlehooch // Harry and the Hitmen

February 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Kendra McKinley brings her Tin Pan Alley melodies and chamber pop sensibilities back to the Club Kuumbwa stage. Opening the concert will be San Francisco psych-rock group Battlehooch, and Santa Cruz’s Harry and the Hitmen will close out the evening with a Motown/classic soul dance party. $10 at the door Doors at 7:30pm – show at 8:00pm All ages www.kendramckinley.com www.facebook.com/battlehooch www.harryandthehitmen.com

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Pat Martino Trio at Kuumbwa Jazz

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Long regarded as one of the greatest guitarists in jazz, Pat Martino has certainly had a remarkable journey. Born in Philadelphia and introduced to jazz through his father, Martino left school in the tenth grade to devote himself to music and played with Philly rockers such as Bobby Rydell and Frankie Avalon before moving to Harlem and embarking on a legendary career in jazz. After an aneurysm rendered him unable to recall any of his skills as a guitarist, he…

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